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Sophie Mathur

Partner - Corporate
Linklaters LLP

Sophie is a Partner and the Asia Head of the Corporate practice at Linklaters, a global law firm.

As someone who is passionate about helping people fulfil their potential, Sophie is actively involved in several mentorship and coaching programmes. She is also on the Board of Advisors of the Law School of the Singapore Management University.

Sophie is the mother of three energetic and hilarious children and spends her free time trying to keep up with them.

A Singapore permanent resident, Sophie has a BA in law from Oxford University.

Purandar Rao

Partner
Head, Transaction Advisory Services
EY Singapore

With close to 22 years of experience, Purandar specializes in M&A transactions across the globe, having served clients spanning Europe, the Americas and Asia.

Purandar has assisted clients in Singapore and throughout Asia on deal structuring, due diligence, working capital and related financing analysis and accounting consultations. His due diligence experience has spanned various industries including consumer products, food and beverage, manufacturing, technology, health care and pharmaceuticals, media, financial services and other sectors. Purandar has led more than 250 cross-border due diligence engagements globally.

Purandar is a non-practicing member, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and practicing member, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, the US.

Dr Chua Yang

Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
MBBS (Singapore), FRCOG (UK), FAMS
Graduate Diploma (Acupuncture)
Graduate Diploma (Mental Health)

Dr Chua Yang is an obstetrician and gynecologist practicing at Mt Alvernia Medical Centre. She graduated from the National University of Singapore and is a fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (UK) as well as the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. She also holds graduate diplomas in acupuncture and in mental health.

Yang is the founding director and head of women’s health for Global Clinic, a non-profit organization representing medical and dental doctors who volunteer their time and resources to provide healthcare services in remote areas around the world.

She is a past President of the Asia Pacific Menopause Federation and past president of the Menopause Research Society of Singapore. She is the medical advisor of “Woman to Woman” Menopause Support Group and has also served on the councils and committees of the Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Singapore, the Academy of Medicne O&G Chapter as well as the Association of Women Doctors (Singapore).

Yang is passionate about preventive medicine and health education. She spends time speaking at public forums, health talks and has written a regular column for Health No. 1 Magazine about Health and Happiness.

Kelvin Ang

Director, Head Group Treasury
SMRT Corporation Ltd

Kelvin Ang is currently Director, Head Group Treasury at SMRT Corporation Ltd. In this role, Kelvin is primarily responsible for treasury, Investor relations and general (non-staff related) insurance.

Kelvin was previously Head of Group Treasury & Corporate Finance for Sembcorp Marine Ltd, where he managed a team that maintained Treasury leadership for all global subsidiaries, and oversaw FX, interest rates, liquidity, and debt management.

Kelvin started his career with DBS Bank as a Management Associate and was on the bank’s Talent Programme, as well as being a recipient of the bank’s Chairman Recognition Award.

Kelvin holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) with 2nd Class Upper Honours and a minor in Business from the National Univesity of Singapore.

Kelvin completed his Master of Professional Accounting from the Singapore Management University on a SMU Masters ASEAN Scholarship, where he graduated with a full 4.0 GPA.

Kelvin is also a CFA Charterholder and holds a Sustainability and Climate Risk Certificate awarded by the Global Association of Risk Professionals.

Outside of work, Kelvin is an avid footballer and father to a rather energetic young boy. An active volunteer, he is currently Honorary Secretary of the Singapore Athletic Association and devotes time to several grassroots organisations that serve the community in his neighbourhood.

Liz Perlman

Philanthropist

Liz is a committed philanthropist and has dedicated her time and energy towards volunteering with not-for-profits. She champions the well-being of children, young mothers and the underserved population.

Liz was previously Director of Global Business Strategy for Stuart Levine & Associates LLC, an international consulting firm. She also was the Co-Founder of EduLeader, a corporate online learning platform and began her career in Sales at Bloomberg LP. 

Liz is happily married and the proud mother of two wonderful young children. She is a graduate of The University of Michigan where she earned a BA in English.

Peng Chai Wei

Managing Director and Head of Asean Equities
Citigroup Global Markets

Chai Wei is the Managing Director and Head of Asean Equities, Citigroup Global Markets. She started her career as an Equities Analyst before moving on to Equities Sales and has been in the financial industry for 30 years, having worked in both Hong Kong and Singapore. She graduated with a BA (Hons) from the National University of Singapore.

Chai Wei is a mother of 3 teenage children and is constantly striving to understand the challenges they face today, and helping them to navigate the new world we live in, to achieve their full potential.

Beyond work and family, Chai Wei is an avid scuba diver and in recent years has taken up cycling and running.  

 

Our Board of Directors

  • Chairman

    Ms Sophie Mathur
  • Treasurer

    Mr Purandar Rao
  • Board Members

    Ms Sophie Mathur
    Mr Purandar Rao
    Dr Chua Yang
    Mr Kelvin Ang
    Ms Liz Perlman
    Ms Peng Chai Wei
  • Advisor

    Mr Stanley Tan

Our Board Committees

  • Audit Committee

    Mr Kelvin Ang
    Ms Hetal Dave
    Ms Teng Li Yeng
  • Fundraising Committee

    Ms Liz Perlman
    Ms Natalya Ann Twohill
    Ms Wendy Long
    Ms Neetika Agarwal
  • Human Resource Committee

    Ms Sophie Mathur
    Ms Peng Chai Wei
    Ms Shuchi Bahl
    Ms Eng Jia Yun
    Ms Ryme Dembri
  • Programme & Services Committee

    Dr Chua Yang
    Ms Anthea Kiu
    Ms Geraldyn Lim
    Mr Mohamad Faiz Selamat
  • Finance Committee

    Mr Purandar Rao
    Ms Rosalind Lee
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